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'''Plato''' (; Ancient Greek language|Greek: ''Plátōn'' "broad", in Attic Greek|Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BCE) was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece. He is considered an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western philosophy|Western tradition, and he founded the Platonic Academy|Academy in Ancient Athens|Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with Socrates and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato laid the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Alfred North Whitehead once noted: "the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato." Plato's dialogues have been used to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics,...
RegionWestern philosophy
EraAncient philosophy
Birth date428/427 or 424/423 BCE
Birth placeClassical Athens|Athens
Death date348/347 BCE (aged {{circa|80}})
Death placeClassical Athens|Athens
NationalityGreek
School traditionPlatonism
Main interestsRhetoric, art, literature, epistemology, justice, virtue, politics, education, family, militarism
Notable ideasTheory of Forms, Platonic idealism, Platonic realism, ''hyperuranion'', ''metaxy'', ''khôra''
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